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Maxine's Opus and Kawai Honeyberries
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Maxine's Opus and Kawai Honeyberries

Maxine's Opus
Product Description
Watch out blueberries! The honeyberry (also known as haskap berry) is a big and tasty up-and-comer-especially in the Northern parts of the country, because of its ability to thrive in cooler climes. With its extra large and sweet fruit, Maxine's Opus is the pride of top berry breeder Dr. Maxine Thompson. Plant's open habit and big berries make it easy to pick. The Kawai Honeyberry is a strong grower that ripens very early. Long, blocky berry has a nice sweettart flavor. It's also a great pollinator for Maxine's Opus. Dormant. Zones 3-8.
Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Lonicera caerulea '139-24'
  • Season: Spring
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height: 4 1/2 - 5 feet
  • Spacing: 5 feet
  • Zone: 3-8
  • Spread: 4 1/2 - 5 feet
  • Color:Small, white flowers.
  • Foliage:The leaves are borne in opposite pairs on the stems. Short, oblong, medium green in color.
  • Depth:Plant base at soil level, so all roots all well covered by soil.
  • Blooms:Early Spring
  • Yield: A 6-year-old plant will produce approximately 10 lbs. Smaller harvests will be produced in early years. Possible to bear fruit as early as year two.
  • Fruit: Large, elongated fruit, average 2-3 grams each. Sweet, with very good flavor.
  • Soil Preference: Loamy Soil
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Pruning: Prune to shape and remove dead limbs in late winter or very early spring. Starting in the fourth year, remove old branches. Maintain the plant's open habit for good light penetration.
  • Form: Fruit, Honeyberry
  • Flowers: Small white flowers.
  • Pollinator: Need two varieties for cross pollination and increased fruit production. Kawai is a great pollinator for Maxine's Opus.
  • Size: Dormant
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:


Spring 2021 Shipping Schedule
Zones Sweet Potatoes Potatoes Tomatoes & Peppers
1A-4A 5/17/21 - 6/4/21 3/29/21 - 6/11/21 5/24/21 - 6/4/21
4B 5/17/21 - 6/4/21 3/29/21 - 6/11/21 5/24/21 - 6/4/21
5A 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 3/15/21 - 6/11/21 5/17/21 - 6/4/21
5B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/15/21 - 6/11/21 5/17/21 - 6/4/21
6A 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/15/21 - 6/11/21 5/10/21 - 6/4/21
6B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 6/11/21 5/10/21 - 6/4/21
7A 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 2/25/21 - 6/11/21 4/19/21 - 6/4/21
7B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 6/11/21 4/19/21 - 6/4/21
8A 4/19/21 - 6/4/21 2/18/21 - 6/11/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21
8B 4/19/21 - 6/4/21 2/15/21 - 6/11/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21
9A & B 4/19/21 - 6/4/21 2/8/21 - 6/11/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21
10A & B 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 2/8/21 - 6/11/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21
Last Order Date 5/31/2021 6/7/2021 5/31/2021

Spring 2021 Shipping Schedule
Zones Tender Annuals Fruit Trees Onion Plants
1A-4A 5/7/21 - 6/4/21 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 5/7/21
4B 5/7/21 - 6/4/21 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 3/29/21 - 5/7/21
5A 5/7/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 6/4/21 3/22/21 - 5/7/21
5B 5/3/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 6/4/21 3/22/21 - 5/7/21
6A 4/29/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 5/7/21
6B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 5/7/21
7A 4/15/21 - 6/4/21 2/8/21 - 6/4/21 2/15/21 - 5/7/21
7B 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 2/8/21 - 6/4/21 2/8/21 - 5/7/21
8A 4/5/21 - 6/4/21 2/8/21 - 5/14/21 1/25/21 - 5/7/21
8B 4/5/21 - 6/4/21 2/8/21 - 5/14/21 1/25/21 - 5/7/21
9A & B 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 2/8/21 - 5/14/21 1/4/21 - 5/7/21
10A & B 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 2/8/21 - 5/14/21 1/4/21 - 5/7/21
Last Order Date 5/31/2021 1A-7B: 5/31/2021
8A-10B: 5/10/2021
5/3/2021

Spring 2021 Shipping Schedule
Zones Bareroot Roses All other Perennials & Potted Plants Dormant Trees & Hedges
1A-4A 4/12/21 - 5/28/21 5/3/21 - 6/4/21 5/3/21 - 5/21/21
4B 4/12/21 - 5/28/21 5/3/21 - 6/4/21 4/19/21 - 5/21/21
5A 3/29/21 - 5/28/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 3/29/21 - 5/21/21
5B 3/15/21 - 5/28/21 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 3/15/21 - 5/21/21
6A 3/1/21 - 5/28/21 3/15/21 - 6/4/21 3/8/21 - 5/21/21
6B 3/1/21 - 5/28/21 3/1/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 5/21/21
7A 2/22/21 - 5/28/21 2/25/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 5/21/21
7B 2/22/21 - 5/28/21 2/22/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 5/21/21
8A 2/15/21 - 5/28/21 2/18/21 - 5/14/21 2/15/21 - 4/30/21
8B 2/15/21 - 5/28/21 2/15/21 - 5/14/21 2/15/21 - 4/30/21
9A & B 1/18/21 - 5/28/21 2/8/21 - 5/14/21 2/8/21 - 4/30/21
10A & B 1/18/21 - 5/28/21 2/8/21 - 5/14/21 2/8/21 - 4/30/21
Last Order Date 5/24/2021 1A-7B: 5/31/2021
8A-10B: 5/10/2021
1A-7B: 5/17/2021
8A-10B: 4/26/2021

Spring 2021 Shipping Schedule
Zones Nematodes Encapsulated Compost Worms
1A 5/10/21 - 10/29/21 5/10/21 - 10/29/21
1B - 2A 5/10/21 - 10/29/21 5/10/21 - 10/29/21
2B - 3B 4/26/21 - 10/29/21 4/26/21 - 10/29/21
4A - 6A 4/12/21 - 10/29/21 4/12/21 - 10/29/21
6B - 7A 4/5/21 - 10/29/21 4/5/21 - 10/29/21
7B - 8B 3/8/21 - 10/29/21 3/8/21 - 10/29/21
9A - 10B 2/22/21 -10/29/21 2/22/21 -10/29/21
Last Order Date 10/25/2021 10/25/2021

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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